The Steel Challenge is a good way for new shooters to get started. It offers a port of entry to the shooting sports that is far less intimidating than USPSA action shooting. It also provides a way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with ageing to remain involved in the shooting sports. And it is a great way to practice and have fun even for experienced shooters.
There are divisions for center fire pistol, rimfire pistol and rimfire rifle. Each stage has 5 steel targets ranging from 10” round steel plates to 18” x 24” steel plates placed from 7 to 35 yards away. Six of the eight different stages are shot from one place (no movement during any string). One stage requires movement between strings and one requires movement of about 6 feet during the string of fire. Hit all five steel plates in the shortest time you can, your time is your score. No limit on the number of shots. Try 5 times at each stage and your best 4 times count (except Outer Limits where the best 3 out of 4 runs count).
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association has added a classification system in January of 2013. We will report scores from our monthly shoots to the SCSA. You do not need to be a member of SCSA to participate in our shoots. However, you must be a SCSA member to get classified and ranked.
Detailed rules and stage diagrams can be found at Steel Challenge website: http://steelchallenge.com.
See Steel Challenge YouTube videos:
Beginner's Guide to Shooting Competitions-Steel Challenge:
KC Eusebio Pro Tip on Steel Shooting:
1st Nebraska Steel Challenge Championship, September 15, 2013 at HPSP :